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receiving federal financing. chu says he wants to return to teaching. president obama thanked him for his, quote, dedicated service. >>> take a look at this. the 2012 elections all told, spent $7 billion. that's according to the federal election commission. and that amount, in case you're wondering, is equal to 28 787 boeing planes or 70 private islands or how about this, 50 billion polio vaccines. if you think that amount of money is a lot, well, it is expected to rise in the future. were you surprised by that number, wolf? $7 billion? >> that's not just for the presidential races. it's for senate races, candidate races, all of the races. >> but that's a huge sum that we're talking about. >> advertising executives, mass mailings, executives, political operatives, they made a lot of money last year. >> everyone says this, the number is only going in one direction, up. >> a lot of advertising. thank very much. >>> hillary clinton's tenure as the secretary of state officially ended a while ago. her last day on the job, though, was marred by a terror attack. we have the latest details on the
much for coming in. >> thanks, wolf. thanks for having me. >>> president obama losing his voice. we're going to explain. that's next. >>> the man behind so many of the president's most memorable lines is leaving. our white house correspondent brianna keilar has more now. john favreau. >> reporter: president obama is losing his voice, his chief speech writer, john favreau, is leaving the white house. favs, as he's known around the west wing, has helped write almost every speech since he was a senator. >> the will and the determination of the american people that change this country. yes, we can. >> reporter: from his first run for president. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together. >> reporter: to obama's november acceptance speech in chicago. favreau was seen working on it in this official white house photo as he was awaiting mitt romney's concession call. he collaborated in all of the state of the union addresses including the one he is set to give next week. favreau met obama in 2004 while he was a 23-year-old staffer on john kerry's presidential campaign. >> out
. >> yeah, people say the tone has changed, even on the republican side. so president obama is a supporter of comprehensive immigration reform, so we'll see what happens in the coming weeks. >> thank you very much, lisa sylvester for the report. >>> and after emotional testimony on capitol hill, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, meet with us in the "the situation room." ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ ♪ all set? all set. [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse, with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. . >>> this past week, senate hearing hearings on guns started with a dramatic statement by former congresswoman gabrielle giffords who survived a gunshot to her head by a would-be assasin just over two years ago. >> we must do something.sin just over two years ago. >> we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold, be courageous, americans are counting on you. thank you. >> very, very dramatic mo
. barbara, thank you. >>> the republicans have picked a rising star to respond to president obama's state of the union address next week. marco rubio will give the response in both english and spanish. the house speaker john boehner says rubio carries the party's banner in a way few others can. so does that mean he can also be the standard bearer in 2016? john king is here in "the situation room." john, how significant is this development? >> it's very significant. you mentioned he's a rising star. here's one of the reasons that it's significant. they announced this not only in english but in spanish as well. you mentioned 2016. marco rubio is thinking about 2016. but mitch mcconnell, the house speaker john boehner, they made this choice. sometimes there's a little bit of a debate, who should we choose. they said there was no debate. they think he's the right messenger at this time. they think he helps the republican party, wolf, in 2013 and 2014 begin, what they concede, is a very complicated and rebuilding process. number one, they think he's a good communicator. number two, he will tal
. >> this was a tough go. we will keep following them. thank you. >> the white house igniting a huge controvercy we this photo of president obama skeet shooting. what is it? we will talk about it with a top adviser standing by to join us in "the situation room". >> president obama brought his push for new gun control to minneapolis calling for a comprehensive package to steps. growing doubt and one of the steps he is seeking can be passed by congress. an assault weapons ban. and dan pfiefer, the senior adviser to the president is joining us right now from minnesota. thanks very much for coming in. >> thanks for having me, wolf. >> everyone thinks that the president's recommendation and a lot of democrats like to ban the military style weapons that doesn't have the votes in congress right now. are you ready to continue to push for it or are you giving up on it? >> we are going to continue to push for the package of initiative that is the vice president presented from banning assault weapons to background checks to ensuring that people have better access to mental health to giving schools better oppo
moose, as always, thanks to you. there's other news we're following here in "the situation room," including a wild day here in washington up on capitol hill. noisy protesters disrupting a hearing for president obama's nominee to run the cia. wow, tha. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i'm ryon stewart, and i sea food differently. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she l
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